Blood Brothers

The play is about twins separated at birth and brought up in very different environments. Despite their mothers’ wishes they meet as children and keep in touch, to some extent, throughout their lives, which ultimately leads to a terrible tragedy.

Eddie and Mickey are born to a woman whose husband has just walked out, leaving her with seven children. She is barely capable of managing as it is and is persuaded, or tricked, into giving up Eddie, with the promise that she will be able to see him every day. This promise is soon broken and each mother decides that it will be best if the twins never meet and certainly never know that they are brothers separated at birth. Unfortunately, the boys meet at the age of seven and become best friends, blood brothers even. From this time onwards, their lives diverge; one is successful, goes to university and becomes a councillor while the other leaves school early with no real qualifications and has poorly paid jobs or is on the dole. However, they are still somehow inextricably linked, with shocking results.

This is an excellent production by a young, enthusiastic and energetic cast. Well worth seeing.

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The Blurb

Play version of the hugely successful Willy Russell musical, centred on Liverpool twins Eddie and Mickey who are separated at birth. A beautiful, poignant production performed by a young, dynamic cast. Sell-out show awards 2005 & 2006.

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